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Apr 20, 2013 6:30pm EDT
infrastructure. >> how do you work to prevent this? >> we have technology, cyber technologies, prevention technologies. we spend a lot of time now on technologies. again, we have not had the kind of attack that would hurt our critical infrastructure to which the president referred. we are good on resiliency and redundancy and response and recovery programs like with hurricane sandy. >> peter president and ceo of the air traffic control association. your answer? >> there have been attacks. they are not well publicized because it is confidential information and obviously you do not want too many people to know how the air traffic control system works. it is difficult to explain air traffic control in a soundbite. it happened in alaska. what is being done now, we have very ancient infrastructure for control. it is been around since the late 1950s, early 1960s. it is a mix of different equipment. very insecure. right now we are in a modernization phase where we are modernizing, moving from a land- based system to a space-based, satellite, gps, that type of thing. as we do that we need to look
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